The role of pedobionts in biogeochemical cycles of calcium and strontium-90 in the ecosystem

  • A. D. Pokarzhevsky
  • D. A. Krivolutsky
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Among pedobionts many calcophil forms are found, nummerous groups of active soil-formers belonging to calcophils, c.f. Diplopoda, Isopoda and Lumbrioidae. However, quantitative studies on the contribution of soil-dwellers to the calcium turnover have been so far insufficient, to say nothing of other alkaline-earth elements, i.e.barium, strontium, radium.


90sr Content Soil Zoology Calcium Turnover Terrestrial Plant Communi Superficial Soil Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Pokarzhevsky
    • 1
  • D. A. Krivolutsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Animal Evolutionary Morphology and EcologyMoscowRussia

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